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2005 Lexus LS430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Lexus LS430

2005 Lexus LS430 Problems

Vehicles equipped with premium Mark Levinson stereo may experience no sound or volume that goes to maximum level by itself. An improved amplifier is available to rectify this problem.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an O2 sensor heater fault. Most commonly the affected O2 sensor will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Poor quality low speed transmission shifting may be noted. Our technicians tell us updated transmission software is available which may correct this concern.

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2005 Lexus LS430 Questions

I never heard of it. But other then that the car is fine.

Mechanic advised me that my right front wheelbearings need to be replaced. I can hear grinding while driving.

Any ideas on what this could be........... loose connection or do I have to replace unit (very costly).

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2005 Lexus LS430 Recalls

On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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2005 Lexus LS430 Reviews

Needed in 2013, (bought used 2010), Rocker arm bushings replaced, front shocks, brakes (at 60K miles), both front door lock mechanisms. I have a warranty from GM when purchasing car at Mountainview Chevy, which I thought was a waste, but not anymore. Paid $4600 for warranty, already got back $3500 worth of service. Don't get breaks done at dealer, it's half price elsewhere and true Lex...

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